Ahoy! We are traveling back in time to the early 1400’s, hop on! You are cruising over the Atlantic Ocean with your fellow sailors hard at work on a scorchingly hot sunny day. Africa looks like a tiny speck in the horizon as you stare at it while being on deck duty. You feel like you’d evaporate as the sun’s rays pierce your body making it unbearable to stand, let alone work. You notice that your skin which was as red as a tomato has now begun to sting and blisters start to appear, the rays of the sun are unforgivable and so is the captain! You suddenly remember succulent Aloe Barbadensis plants some crew members traded for fish, you heard the trader speak about its magical properties and that its flesh can heal anything. You hurry to the cargo hold before your skin begins to peel, grab a leaf, peel it off and extract the gel, and proceed to rub it all over your skin. You feel instant relief as the aloe works its magic, soothing and cooling your skin as you submerge yourself in a pool of gratitude. The anti-inflammatory properties and high water content of Aloe Vera hydrate your skin and kill bacteria. Over the next few days you continue to apply the mystic gel and working on deck is no longer dangerous, you begin to enjoy your voyage of exploration!
So is Aloe Vera Mystic or Immortal? Well, let's ask Queen Cleopatra. While the Egyptian queen’s beauty regime is famed with ass milk there are mentions of a ‘royal jelly’ or ‘Elixir of Youth’ that Cleopatra used daily to moisturize and smoothen her skin. In Egypt Aloe Vera is called the ‘Plant of Immortality’ because it can live and even bloom without soil. Based on the scientific evidences, aloe vera has been widely used as a therapeutic and medicinal agent due to anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-proliferative, anti-tumor, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, immuno-regulative, anti-mutagenic, wound healing, anti-aging and radio protective properties.
So mystic or Immortal? Our vote is both! Today, Aloe Vera is used extensively to treat a wide range of derma issues and helps reduce the occurrence of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Scores of people all over the world have venerated Aloe Vera as a mystic healer that has remained immortal over generations. Some use Aloe Vera for burns, some use it for smooth supple skin and some use various organic infusions with Aloe Vera such as Curaloe’s Deluxe Body Oil Organic, Deluxe Body Cream Organic, Anti-Pollution Serum Organic. It is best to use cosmetics that have at least 80-90% pure Aloe Vera, and Curaloe lives up to its promise of pure and high-quality Aloe Vera. It is proven that a consistent skin regime with single ingredient cosmetics help with flawless skin long-term. As an all-round ingredient Aloe Vera is perfect for daily health and skin rituals.
“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” THE ROCK - Hobbs. On that note, let’s begin with taking care of ourselves and our bodies! Watch this space for more tips and tricks.